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Sankofa Global Tinker Workshop labs to help minority youth in STEM this fall

Nurturing future scientists is a daily mission for Tracy Gray, the CEO and founder of Sankofa Global STEM Tinker Workshops.

Genius of genealogy from Louisa Parris to Chirlane McCray

During a recent event at Gracie Mansion, First Lady Chirlane McCray was among the speakers, and she recounted a story about her great-grandmother, Louisa Parris. She was from Barbados, and my profile last week of C.L.R. James, a native of ...

W.E.B DuBois Scholars Institute introduces bright minds to bright minds

The W.E.B DuBois Scholars Institute, founded by Dr. Sherle Boone in the 1980s, was created with the intention of providing minority students with the opportunity to learn from some of the brightest minds of our time.

Language and social activism according to Joshua Bennett

Hailing from Yonkers, N.Y., esteemed educator and artist, Joshua Bennett has gained international recognition as a talented poet and voice for young people.

Marxian scholar, historian and activist C.L.R. James

During a recent panel at Revolution Book store in Harlem, the subject of revolution dominated the discussion.

Playground problems at C.S. 154 Harriet Tubman Learning Center

Since the summer started, the children at C.S. 154 Harriet Tubman Learning Center have only been able to enjoy their playground a few times.

Medgar Evers College Preparatory School graduate Adigun Olusola celebrated

I congratulate my son, Adigun Olusola, on the successful completion of middle school!

Inventor Sarah E. Goode, the first Black woman awarded a patent

Last week, we profiled Frederick McKinley Jones, an inventor who, for the most part, was unknown and unheralded. His African-American female counterpart, equally obscure, is Sarah E. Goode. Goode is often cited as the first Black woman to be granted ...

Transitions to college freshman year: you and your student together

The calendar turns to August; summer is nearing its end. You've completed all the preparations needed prior to freshman year. Your student is headed off to college in the fall.

Community creates mural for Yuri Kochiyama, Malcolm X

Dozens of community builders, artists and educators started a two-week-long mural project this weekend called, “From Harlem with Love: A Mural for Yuri and Malcolm X,” to commemorate the legacies of the late civil rights activists.

Hot Summer Nights! free concert series to take place at Kingsborough Community College

The Hot Summer Nights! free outdoor concert series is set to begin Saturday July 9 at the Lighthouse Bandshell on the campus of Kingsborough Community College in Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn.

New York Urban League Presents Whitney M. Young Scholars Class of 2016

The New York Urban League recently honored 22 Whitney M. Young Jr. Scholars in a ceremony hosted by the NYUL Young Professionals at Harlem School of the Arts.

NYC teens graduate with pride and honor

Along with thousand of students all over the globe, I graduated from high school this past week.

A hero like me—Darryl “DMC” McDaniels

Whereas some children look for leaders on television and media, others in the New York City area are looking towards their communities.

Three years of terror with schools’ construction company

There were rodents in the classroom and feces at the schools’ entrance.

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